Re: JJ Abrams apologizes for lens flare
ST09 is the only Abrams production (film or television) I have seen. I had seen previews and trailers for his other films and his visual style doesn't captivate me at all, primarily because of shakey cam and handheld camera doing constant whip pans to the next person speaking or whatever we're supposed to see. It seems to be some fashionable thing to do for the last ten years or so for some filmmakers.
I will say that the moving camera shot during Spock's beam down to disintegrating Vulcan impressed me from an effects standpoint, and I'm still not quite sure how they accomplished it.
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